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Modeling and online scheduling of flexible manufacturing systems using stochastic Petri nets

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3 Author(s)
Hatono, I. ; Dept. of Precision Eng., Osaka Univ., Japan ; Yamagata, K. ; Tamura, H.

The authors discuss the modeling of flexible manufacturing systems (FMSs) under uncertainty and evaluate a rule base for online scheduling. To represent uncertain events in an FMS, such as failure of machine tools, repair time, and processing time, they develop continuous-time and discrete-time stochastic Petri nets with hierarchical structures for constructing the FMS model. For obtaining an efficient schedule for the FMS with an online real-time basis, they construct a rule base and evaluate its performance using the FMS simulation system proposed

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Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 2 )